SuccessFactors Now Spreading Jam Free for Existing Customers

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-03-29 Print this article Print

Jam enables users to quickly share media files such as high-definition video, audio and photos in social networks and on any connected device.

Web-based human resources software maker SuccessFactors, which was acquired by SAP last year for $3.4 billion, on March 28 starting giving its popular Jam media file-sharing application to existing customers for no extra cost.

Jam enables users to quickly share media files such as high-definition video, audio and photos in social networks and on any connected device.

SuccessFactors' 15 million subscribers now can use the community version of Jam for BizX Mobile to publish comments, and capture and share video directly from a smartphone. Employees can view content, share best practices, get trained and work together in real time from any location with their project team.

Jam automatically enables the enrollment of new hires, fills out profiles, suggests relevant groups and connects users through their profile data. This, combined with other means of social discovery, such as files marked "most viewed," "most liked," "featured" and "related content," helps workers find the content and experts they need to help them meet their commitments.

Jam is aimed at streamlining the enterprise on-boarding process, improving communication in talent processes, and sharing and finding expertise across the enterprise.

For an extra price, current users can upgrade to Jam Premier for a more advanced feature set, which includes unlimited storage and groups, connectors to other systems (such as Microsoft SharePoint) and automated group management.

Jam Premier was installed in more than 430,000 seats worldwide in Q4 2011, San Mateo, Calif.-based SuccessFactors said.

Jam became available March 28 as a standard part of the SuccessFactors enterprise platform.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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